Is There Alimony in Pennsylvania?

Alimony is available in Pennsylvania. However, alimony is not appropriate in all cases and may be prohibited in others. The court may allow alimony where it decides alimony is reasonable. In addition to deciding the amount of alimony to be paid, the court must also determine the nature, duration and manner of payment of alimony. 23 Pa. C.S. §3701. Alimony following a divorce is generally considered a secondary remedy and should be used when an equitable distribution of the parties’ assets can’t accomplish economic justice.

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